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Series 1 - Episode 2
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Dementia drama or crime thriller?
isn’t sure which it wants to be. The second episode gives us a lot of close-ups of Peter Mullan’s pained, craggy face, and quite a few flashbacks and hallucinations (often the sign of a plot slowing down).
Mullan’s character, Brighton “businessman” Richie, is losing it. Losing his grip, losing his memory and losing his battle with the Albanian gang who have moved in on his turf. The trouble is, we get too much of the Lear’s-madness storyline and not enough of the gritty thriller we could reasonably expect. At least Richie’s cool, calm son Mattie, excellently played by Harry Lloyd, is starting to come into focus.
As the Becketts come under increasing pressure, Richie's mind deteriorates and he seeks help from former adversary Seb Whiting, now a respected plastic surgeon. For the sake of his family, Matty strikes a deal with Marin's gang, but it's his father who must negotiate with the injured Vajkal - and traumatic memories are triggered during the meeting, leaving Richie in a delusional state. Crime drama, starring Peter Mullan, Richard E Grant and Harry Lloyd.
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Richard E Grant
Mayor Brian Cavendish
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